Fluorescent Fashionista

Halloween is a great time of year to do experiments with fluorescence. In the video below, we experiment with some fluorescent yarn.

For more simple experiments that you can do with fluorescence, see the following articles on the Journal of Chemical Education’s website.

  1. MacCormac, A.; O’Brien, E.; O’Kennedy, R. J. Chem. Educ., 2010, 87, 685–686.
  2. Weinberg, R. B. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 800A–800B.
  3. Muyskens, M. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 768A–768B.
  4. Muyskens, M. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 765–768.
  5. O'Hara, P.; Engelson, C.; St. Peter, J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 48A–48B.
  6. O'Hara, P.; Engelson, C.; St. Peter, W. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 49–52.
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Deanna Cullen | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 13:03

I will be at Walmart after school today! I can't wait!  I will have my ChemClub make bracelets!  Perfect activity for them.

Deanna Cullen

Whitehall High School, MI

@CullenChemEdX